Nick Abbot knows he can handle being on the varsity basketball team, but Trent Dawson, the troubled boy from across the street, is also on the team. In their nightly practices, they begin to work out their differences to form an uneasy friendship.
Release Date:September 2009
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
I felt ashamed during reading this book. In the book, Night Hoops the main character Nick tries hard to go into varsity basketball and tries hard to be friend with Trent. After reading this book, I learned that working is the shortcut to success. Nick gets bad news that his parents are divorcing, but he still practices with his friends and gets ready for tryouts. Nick makes the team, same as his friend Luke. Also his neighbor Trent makes the team and everybody in the team hates him because Trent and his brother are bullies. Trent begins to come to Nick's backyard at night to play basketball. Suddenly Nick joins and they become friends. Nick and Trent begin to play basketball as a team and they win the championship. Trent also thanks Nick for helping out with his school work and his personal things about his brother. They become best friends. I recommend this book to kids who love basketball or kids that have problems with their friends. Also this book never makes you bored and it's a great story. It was also great that a normal nice kid like Nick was the main character.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 15 years ago
Carl Dueker creates a well-written story about a young boy's love for the game of basketball and his everyday life. Nick Abbott is a sophomore in high school and wants to be the star basketball player more than anything. He faces several problems in his life. For example, his parents are going through a divorce. Also, Nick has to face his angry neighbor, Trent Dawson, who is also on the basketball team. The boys start to become friends as they practice playing basketball every night on Nick's backyard court. Nick starts to grow up in many ways on the court and off of it while he is dealing with his new life changes. The main message of the book is that it is very important to make adjustments during the course of a game, as well as, to learn that adjustments are important in life, too. Night Hoops was a really great book and I recommend this to all boys. This is a great novel about basketball and friendship. I really understood this book and what Nick was thinking the whole way through. Carl Deuker shoots and scores with this book, Night Hoops!
Night Hoops Book Review
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 16 years ago
Night Hoops Book Review Night Hoops is a good compelling story about a kid named Nick and his rivals Trent, but then both of them make the Bothell basketball team. When the team starts out the season they didn't have a good start, but once Nick and Trent slowly become friends the season starts coming together. In the over-all rating I give it a five star rating. I really got interested in the book it kept me up late into the night reading. It really kept me interested and I never wanted to stop but unfortunately I had to.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 19 years ago
Basketball, Passion and friendship is what this book is about. Nick Abbott is your average basketball loving 9th grader who decides to try out for the varsity team at Bothell High School. But just like the game, Nick's life has some twists and tuns, some low points and high ones. How will he handle the neighborhood bullies, Trent Dawson and his crazy brother Zack? And what about his father and his trumpet loving older brother? MOST important, what about the part that decides his future, the tryouts? This book kept pulling me in, and I wanted more. Nick's life revolves around basketball, but with it come some unexpected surprises, that make you love Nick and his world even more. From a girl's view, this book deserves five stars, and I think that a guy who loves, or even doesn't love basketball, would really like this book.
Greatest Basketball book ever
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 20 years ago
I thought Night Hoops was a brilliant book. I wouldnt change a word of it! Carl Deuker has written a great series of books but this is by far the best book he's written. The way he described the different characters and what happened in all of Nick Abbot's basketball games was the reson I didn't want to put it down and I hope you wont either.
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